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New Scorsese-Produced Film Centers Stormy Trans Romance, Ball Scene

Port Authority

Port Authority, a forthcoming film about a cisgender white man and a trans woman of color falling in love, released its trailer in advance of its May 28 opening in theaters.

Written and directed by queer filmmaker Danielle Lessovitz, Port Authority tells the story of Paul, a young man (played by Fionn Whitehead) who leaves his Pennsylvania home for New York City, where he meets and falls in love with Wye, a bold and beautiful trans woman played by Leyna Bloom. Whitehead's character becomes immersed in Wye's world, which includes the city's vibrant ball scene. But soon Paul's past, including his profound anger, enters the present and jeopardizes the relationship.

The film premiered at Cannes two years ago to critical acclaim but is just being released next month (and available digitally June 1). The film was executive produced by Martin Scorsese, the iconic director behind Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Irishman, and Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. Watch Port Authority's trailer below.

Tags: film, Transgender

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